I come to know Him in the True Jesus Church
Testimony By Bro Choon Beng, Singapore
In the name of our Lord Christ Jesus, I would like to tell about some my experiences after I come to know Him in the True Jesus Church. I started as a non-believer, then baptized under His name and finally receiving the Holy Spirit.
I was a Buddhist for more than 30 years. I can consider myself as a devoted Buddhist since I go very frequently to the temples and I mediate and chant regularly. I have never imagined myself converting to Christianity and even to bear testimony on my religious faith to honor His name.
The first healing
One day sometime in 2005, I sprained my back with no obvious reason; The pain is so intense that I cannot even shift my body around on bed or to move my arm. The pain started on a Tuesday afternoon and I am supposed to fly to Germany on Sunday for my business trip.
On Saturday morning, the pain did not get better but became worse due to the massage that I was given by a Chinese physician. I refused to go to Church since it is logical that the pain will get worse due to travelling. But in the end, I went and this is the first time I actually talk to Him during prayer. I used to continue sitting or to walk out of the church hall during prayers. This time, however I ask Him to heal me of the pain and in return I will try to believe in Him. When I awoke the next day morning, I feel not a single pain and I could even lift my luggage up to the taxi to the airport. Never in my 30 years as a Buddhist I’ve experience signs and wonders of such manifestation and strength.
The second healing and receiving the Holy Spirit
Subsequently I got baptized in November 2011 and I started seeking for the Holy Spirit. I’ve heard many testimonies about the Holy Spirit and I was mentally prepared to spend a long time praying in order to receive it. As expected, I did not receive the Holy Spirit after a few months of attempt and so I start to ask many questions like if I am praying enough or am I praying in the right way. One day during prayer, I started to think that I am not fit to receive the Holy Spirit since the Holy Spirit is the most holy of all and cannot dwell in a sinful person like me. I started to feel ashamed and even ridiculed myself. And so I decided that I need a “spiritual spring cleaning” to prepare a “house” that is suitable for Him to dwell in.
However, I soon get to find out that this is not true and that God is really looking at the heart of men. It was sometime in March 2012 when I was in Guangzhou China for business. A routine prayer before sleep has become the most special and memorable one for me till this date. I started all prayers by saying “Hallelujah” but strangely, this time I cannot pronounce the full word. I repeatedly tried many times to speak properly the word but failed. Instead, I was making some strange sounds, tongue stiffened, occasionally whistling or something like wind blowing. I stop praying and feeling really bad because I thought that I must have offended God by not offering prayer in a solemn manner but then it seems like someone telling me that I was given the Holy Spirit. So I became happy and allowed the prayer to carry on in the way it goes. I continued to pray for more than three hours without feeling tired. It is like when you buy a new electronic gadget and you’re eager to try it out. That night, I slept at around 2am without feeling tired and I woke up at 6.30am in the morning to try out my new “gadget”.
To conclude, I believe God is living and He is constantly listening to our hearts. My experience has shown that He is also merciful, almighty and He likes sincere prayers. Even though I always think that I am not worthy to receive from Him, He has been tremendously generous in his blessings towards me. Hence, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Him wholeheartedly and hope that my experiences can serve as an encouragement for someone. Additionally, I would also like to thank the ministers and brothers and sisters of the True Jesus Church for all the guidance and friendship. Amen.